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CAL

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Stanford lost and that's good enough for me.

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I had looked before baseball was finished. As is common, the women’s teams scored big.

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3-star DT who previously committed to Cal flips to Arizona.

https://twitter.com/MaysPese/status/1806007920401981613

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[T&F] Rogers Triumphs Again, Books Ticket To Second Olympics

https://calbears.com/news/2024/6/26/track-field-rogers-triumphs-again-books-ticket-to-second-olympics.aspx

MONTREAL – Two California track & field hammer throwing alumni posted standout performances on Wednesday, the first day of the Bell Track & Field Trials at Montreal's Complexe Sportlife Claude-Robillard, as 2023 graduate Camryn Rogers officially punched her ticket to the Olympic Games with her fourth national title and 2024 grad Rowan Hamilton added a second-place finish to further build his case for Team Canada consideration.

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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Oklahoma's state Schools Superintendant announced that every public school in the state will required to have a Bible in the classroom and teach from it. JFC, what year is it.

https://twitter.com/RyanWaltersSupt/status/1806365533605929163

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The three GOP South Carolina state senators who filibustered their state's abortion ban got primaried. Primaries favor candidates who are more extreme, while general elections favor moderates.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/three-gop-state-senators-filibustered-sc-abortion-ban-lost-primaries-rcna158965

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Biden/Trump debate tonight

CNN

9 pm Eastern / 6 pm Pacific

Rules:

No opening statement. Two minute answer period to each question, one minute rebuttal. Two commercial breaks, but no help from outsiders during the break

Muted mics, no live audiences, no notes/props

Moderators: Jake Tapper and Dana Bash

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DBD Debate Drinking Game

Drink if a candidate:

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Makes something up that isn't verifiable

Uses two superlatives within 10 seconds

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We'll all be drunk in the first 15 minutes!!

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Says "convicted felon"

Says "China"

Says something old fashioned like "oh c'mon man", "malarkey", or "fellah"

A mic gets cut mid-sentence

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falls asleep.

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was never planning to watch 2 people say exactly what you would expect them to say. now i just got a call to fill in for somoene in my tennis league.

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slurs his words.

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PRO

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Alex Morgan has seen quite the decline. She went from the Golden Boot (most goals in league) in 2022 to half as many in 2023. In 2024, she has been unproductive and then relegated to coming off the bench as a sub. Now she doesn't even get subbed in and she's got zero goals 8 matches in to the season

https://www.nwslsoccer.com/players/50c9a46e9b1046f38b892507dfffd350/alex-morgan

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That's a disappointment.

End of an era

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Father Time is undefeated.

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that is going to be the same story we tell of Klay Thompson in a couple years.

in her prime, she was super fun to watch. seemingly always in the right spot at the right time.

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European Championship:

Georgia beats Portugal, but it was a meaningless game since it was preliminary stage and Portugal was already through and Georgia already eliminated

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The top four of six teams that place third in the group stage advance to the knockout round, so Georgia did indeed advance

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I stand corrected

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You were testing your audience. I see you.

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that was the schadenfreude match for everyone who dislikes Cristiano Ronaldo, I decided to watch Czechia - Turkiye, which was an absolute shitshow, extremely entertaining stuff

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That's an unusual criteria for being entertained.

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A’s drop series finale, swept by Angels

https://www.athleticsnation.com/2024/6/26/24186738/as-drop-series-finale-swept-by-angels

The Athletics dropped the series finale against the Angels on Wednesday afternoon, falling to their division rivals by a final of 5-2.

Rookie Joey Estes took the ball today for his ninth start of the year. He’s shown promise at time through the first half but also lots of room to grow, specifically in the consistency department.

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Youth movement (Giants beat the Cubbies 4-3)

https://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2024/6/26/24186999/giants-cubs-recap-hayden-birdsong-patrick-bailey-luis-matos-michael-conforto-david-villar'There was a magical feeling in the air at Oracle Park on Wednesday night. That sort of foggy je ne sais quoi that baseball romantically slaps you with from time to time.

This is all conjecture on my part, by the way. I wasn’t actually at 24 Willie Mays Plaza. I was sitting at home, where the tickets are free, the beer is $18 cheaper, and my tailbone is not on the losing end of a one-sided fight with a plastic seat.

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Gavin Stone blanks White Sox in first Dodgers shutout in two years

https://www.truebluela.com/2024/6/26/24186996/gavin-stone-shutout-dodgers-white-sox

Complete games are rare these days, and shutouts even more so. But Gavin Stone did just that in the Dodgers 4-0 win over the White Sox. But if you’ve followed Stone’s season closely, it’s not surprising that he was the one to get the Dodgers first complete game in two years.

Before getting into Stone and his dominant performance, It’s important to touch on how the Dodgers scored those four runs to make this shutout a possibility. It’s not every organization in the history of the game that can replace a leadoff hitter of the caliber of Mookie Betts with a better one, but alas, here we are. Shohei Ohtani once again sets the tone early for a Dodgers win giving LA the lead before the White Sox had even their first at-bat.

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DBD AV CLUB

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EA Sports NCAA Football 2025: Look who is included

https://www.youtube.com/clip/UgkxeizwzEpe0AUxv_-2Kc0b8omTzWIhcwWF

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Robert Zemeckis will try to reignite some of the magic from his 1980s and 1990s career via "Here", starring Tom Hanks and Robin Wright. It's gimmick is that it is a fixed shot movie (ie, a play) with a lot of CGI.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_id-SkGU2k

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ELSEWHERE IN COLLEGE

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Remember when the US beat Pakistan in T20 Cricket for a huge upset? Well, the US just lost to Japan in the U20 World Junior Football Championship semis. Japan will go on to the championship to play the winner of the Canada [checks notes]... Austria game.

https://www.americanfootballinternational.com/team-japan-upsets-usa-to-reach-first-ever-gold-medal-final/

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To be fair, the US team was full of zero-star guys and the league is pay-to-play travel ball

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Pac 12 - in its last season - has as many first round picks as the ACC, but generally in higher picks. Frenchmen were also 3 of the top 6 picks.

https://www.espn.com/nba/draft/rounds

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Including Jaylon Tyson at 20! Which was a bit higher than the most-optimistic mocks had.

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vive la France!

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What caused you to have this look?

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Me, watching the 1982 Big Game with John Elway losing 7 yards and then throwing 2 incomplete passes to have a 4th and 17 and their own 13 yard line with less than a minute to go...

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Me, watching Slater Zellers at the 2020 Big Game watching him go into his snapping routine and not take a look at the five guys piling into the 3 hole, not load up on his left leg in order to block down. He only leans left and gets completely overwhelmed because he's not ready and his guy blocks the XP while I'm screaming at him through the TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NaA0lR45LY#t=11s

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is that an SNL sketch or Chris Farley at an awards show?

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This might be the SNL skit where there is a hidden camera and he is served decaf coffee and goes batshit crazy. Makes fun of the old hidden camera Folgers (?) coffee commercials.

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S&P 500 at record highs ... it is quite amazing how resilient it has been.

i used to have this tendency to want to pull back or be more cautious the higher it got. however it seems that it is impervious to everything.

i do appreciate that the majority of the gains are driven by a small handful of companies since is it market cap weighted.

at work we are working on quantum computing algorithms that approximate the volatility and randomness of the markets.

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My portfolio is up 28.69% YTD. It's wild.

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Cab

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Calloway

We're all pretty aware of him from him singing his 1931 #1 song "Minnie the Moocher" in the 1980 movie Blue Brothers. What a career that guy had - launching in the golden era of jazz, being a pioneer of swing, becoming a leader in the big band era, and having a direct influence into the roots of hip-hop. He was the first African-American to sell millions of albums.

Here he is leading his orchestra in a spectacularly entertaining rendition of his 1939 hit song "Jumpin Jive" in the 1943 film "Stormy Weather"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

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Some of the best covers of Cab Calloway music comes from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, including great covers of "Minnie the Moocher" and "Jumpin Jive". For those unfamiliar, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was the band featured toward the end of the movie "Swingers" where Jon Favreau dances with Heather Graham.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTs1YBdcO0Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKlRBll16bg

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i like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. just found out about themy recently

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